APC Drags Tinubu’s Former Ally Aregbesola to Court, Gives Reason

APC Drags Tinubu’s Former Ally Aregbesola to Court, Gives Reason

  • The Osun APC has frowned at the activities of the former governor and minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola
  • The APC dragged the former minister who served under President Buhari's government to court for creating a faction within the party
  • This was after the Osun APC leadership warned members of the party against joining Aregbesola's Omoluabi Caucus

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state has dragged the former governor and the immediate past minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, to court.

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Osun APC takes legal action against Aregbesola for causing division within the party. Photo credit: RAUF AREGBESOLA
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Aregbesola was dragged to the Federal High Court, Osogbo division for allegedly creating a faction within the party, The Punch reported on Tuesday, January 9.

An assistant secretary of the Osun APC, Waheed Adeniran, in an affidavit in support of the originating summons, urged the court to declare Aregbesola's formation of a group called Omoluabi Caucus an act of anti-party.

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The suit has a former member of the House of Representatives, Rasheed Afolabi, and Lani Baderinwa, who served in Aregbesola's cabinet as the commissioner for information, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants, Leadership report added.

Reacting to the development, Lowo Adebiyi, the leader of the Omoluabi Caucus backed by Aregbesola, said they are yet to be formally informed of the court matter, Premium Times reported.

He stated thus:

“We have not been served and when they serve us, we will react accordingly.”

Aregbesola speaks on next political move

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Aregbesola revealed plans to announce his next political move to the people of Osun state.

This was after a long silent battle between him and President Bola Tinubu and Gboyega Oyetola, the immediate past Osun state governor.

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The immediate past minister of interior made the comment at the end-of-the-year event organised for him by his loyalists in Ilesa, Osun state.

How Akeredolu helped Aregbesola reclaim his mandate in 2007

Meanwhile, Aregbesola praised the late Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), former governor of Ondo state, describing his life as a reflection of a commendable legacy.

He expressed gratitude for Akeredolu's crucial role in the legal team that successfully helped him regain his Osun governorship mandate in 2007 through the courts.

Akeredolu's passing at the age of 67 in Germany, after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer, was deeply felt by Aregbesola.

Onikijipa speaks on Tinubu, Aregbesola's rift

Legit.ng earlier reported a prediction that Tinubu and Aregbesola would end their rift soon.

The Mufti of Ilorin Sheik Sulaiman Farooq Onikijapa noted that it would take time before peace would return between the duo but expressed optimism that the two would soon come together as before.

Source: Legit.ng

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